Thomas Hall Ellis

1874–1962 (Age 88)
Mattoon, Coles, Illinois, United States

The Life of Thomas Hall

When Thomas Hall Ellis was born on 3 March 1874, in Mattoon, Coles, Illinois, United States, his father, Martin Vaughn Ellis, was 24 and his mother, Mary A Layton, was 24. He married Frances Goode Singleton on 10 September 1896, in Odell, Gage, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Filer, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States in 1920 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died on 26 July 1962, in Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Hall Ellis
Frances Goode Singleton
Marriage: 10 September 1896
Paul Marvin Ellis
Ruth Lee Ellis
Zella Mae Ellis
Frances Goode Ellis
Mary Jane Ellis
Thomas Hall Ellis

Spouse & Children

10 September 1896
Odell, Gage, Nebraska, United States


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Parents & Siblings

  • Martin Vaughn Ellis


  • Mary A Layton




  • Male1874–1962Male

  • Jessie Lee Ellis


  • Martha Ellis


  • Male1880–1947Male

  • Gertrude Artemesia Ellis


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 8

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 24

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: from the medieval personal name Elis, a vernacular form of Elijah ( see Elias ). In Wales this surname absorbed forms derived from the Welsh personal name Elisedd, a derivative of elus ‘kindly’, ‘benevolent’.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Thomas H Ellis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thomas H Ellis, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Thomas C Ellis in household of Martin Ellis, "Nebraska State Census, 1885"

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